We are continuing our series of reflections on the Psalms. Each day we will upload a new reflection to the website. We hope and pray that you will find them helpful and that they bring hope during this season. Click on these buttons to read the text of the psalm or listen to a recording of it. You can also listen to the reflection using the audio player below.
Praise! Praise! Praise! David will praise God every day and lift his Name high. Other generations before him have been praising God and telling of his glory. David thinks of the amazing things God has done and with those earlier generations of Israelites celebrates God’s great goodness, his compassion, patience and love for his creation. He looks to the future when all that God has made will acknowledge what he has done and talk of the glory of God and his strength. God’s kingdom is going to last for ever.
God keeps his promises and supports people who are struggling with life’s events. The Lord is generous in his provision for people as they turn to him for help. God always does what is right, loves everything he has created and comes close to people who call out to him. David says that God hears when people call to him and saves them but those who are not faithful to him (i.e. ‘the wicked’) he will bring to nothing. David finishes by reaffirming that he will continue to praise God and calls for all creation to praise the Lord throughout eternity. Psalm 145 is wall-to-wall praise, as David writes of the praise God has always received from his people.
Lord, may we too show our thanks for your love and care by praising you every day.